Teachers will learn: • Strategies for introducing students to conceptual learning • Instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts • How to write concept-based lessons • How to assess for conceptual understanding • How to differentiate in a concept-based classroom • How CBCI aligns with other current best practices and initiatives (like PBL, CCSS, etc.)

What Additional Tools Can We Use to Design Lessons?
Chapter 4 What additional tools can we use to design lessons?

We’ve adapted four popular instructional models to further guide the planning process and to ensure students uncover conceptual relationships. The most important thing to remember when adapting any instructional tool is to make certain that conceptual understanding is the goal.

Each of these well-liked models has great features aimed to engage students and foster learning that lasts. They are sometimes implemented, however, with the same surface level of understanding as traditional teaching methods. The first step in designing lessons is always identifying the statement of conceptual ...

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